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Slumbering black hole in Milky Way roars back to life

A black hole that hasn't been heard of since 1989 has suddenly become active again and is now the brightest object in the X-ray sky.

By June 26, 2015

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NASA spies 3-mile-tall 'pyramid,' more bright spots on Ceres

Dwarf planet Ceres gets weirder as NASA's Dawn spacecraft gets closer. Check out the latest shots from the cosmic paparazzi.

By June 18, 2015

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Triple crescent moons grace the Saturn sky

NASA's Cassini spacecraft captures an elegant image of three of Saturn's moons as they glow like delicate slivers in space.

By June 22, 2015

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Saturn's moon Dione gets a craggy NASA close-up

NASA's Cassini spacecraft zooms in on the fractured surface of Dione, one of Saturn's many intriguing moons, and delivers a crater-packed close-up.

By June 19, 2015

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Saturn's cyclones: From little storms, big storms grow

The permanent, turbulent colossal storms at Saturn's poles are a mystery -- but a new model may explain what causes them.

By June 15, 2015

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Get up close with Ceres' weird bright spots in new NASA photo

NASA's Dawn spacecraft cozies up to the fascinating dwarf planet Ceres and sends back the best look yet at its oddball bright spots.

By June 10, 2015

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Saturn's biggest ring is weird, invisible and really, really big

The Phoebe ring takes up as much space as about 7,000 Saturns, most of it pieces of dust smaller than the width of a human hair.

By June 10, 2015

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NASA spacecraft spots glass on Mars

The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has found something on Mars that might help in the search for past life on the Red Planet.

By June 8, 2015

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Take a fascinating flight around dwarf planet Ceres in new NASA video

Using a series of photos captured by the Dawn spacecraft, along with the addition of a background star field, NASA has created a fun trip around Ceres.

By June 8, 2015

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CNET readers' best guesses at explaining those Ceres mystery spots

For months now we've been wondering what the bright spots on dwarf planet Ceres are, as seen by the Dawn spacecraft. We've compiled some of our best reader guesses to help you place your bets.

By May 27, 2015